Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 8 9
Results 81 to 86 of 86

Thread: To stay or go...Applique Bee

  1. #81
    Senior Member Joan Gaddis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Jasper, Georgia
    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    I say stop going. Negativity begets negativity... why not host something in your own home once a month? This way you can invite the few that are pleasant and helpful (and worl on your own but get help during this time), and you all can help each other at this event. Make it a Saturday Social or something, and keep it small and enjoyable. I would bet the others would love it! :) Just keep in mind, no complaining about the other ladies. Start fresh and keep this POSITIVE. :)
    i agree with Mellie. it's no fun so why go

  2. #82
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    North Kansas City, MO
    I don't see that you have a problem, you just need to set a priority.
    It seems these women are driving you nuts and you're allowing it in exchange for a bit of applique knowledge (which you could probably get on You Tube) or an Applique Board similar to this one.
    Either contact your hostess prior to the next meeting and, truthfully, explain why you won't be returning to the meetings; or
    Bite the bullet and continue put up with their nonsense and risk developing an ulcer.
    Keep in mind our crafts are suppose to give us pleasure; opportunities to exchange experiences and knowledge; and chances to develop new friendships. I don't see you getting much of this from this group.
    Your choice, good luck and I hope you find a more pleasant environment to practice your craft.
    Don't let these people "steal your joy"

  3. #83
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Southern Arizona
    Big thanks to everyone for their thoughts...here's an update on the situation....When the email went out asking who was attending the next Bee (which is today, actually), I sent back a short response:"Sorry I won't be there this month, hope to see you all next month." I figured I would try every other month. Also, my friend was going to talk to the organizer, but it didn't happen. By accident, I bumped into the hostess, "Susan" yesterday; she asked me if everything was okay, and jokingly asked why I wasn't going to attend. I told her that I, and my friend, were tired of many things....the one quilter who continuosly reminds the group of her food allergies,what she can't eat, how she misses eggs,milk, etc and recounts her food testing for safe alternatives.(she does this in EVERY BEE ....all 4 that she belongs to! And has been telling us for 6 months or more.) The bossy quilters who try to force their opinions, and the unhelpful quilters who have few nice things to say, but they are the only ones allowed to talk. One of them called the Gabrielle Giffords shooting "an accident" And wouldn't listen to any other opinions. I was shocked. An accident?!!! I told "Susan" that my friend and I are usually very chatty, but we both are silent during the Bee. I told her we are new to the guild and have tons of questions, but these ladies shut us down every time. So WHO are we suppose to ask? I said that I had called the guild president about me helping with quilting for others....the Bee ladies said I shouldn't bother the president.So WHO are we suppose to ask? I said that perhaps my friend and I are perceived as too young to be acceptable to interact/converse with; and who wants that to happen to them? I told "Susan" we didn't enjoy the Bee at all. "Susan" said that she sometimes felt the same way, but kept quiet. She said she would talk to the organizer. Susan also begged me not to leave the Bee. "Please come back".She must have asked 9/10 times. I told her I would think about it and to please let me know how her conversation went with the organizer. I am actually proud of myself for standing up and saying something. I felt I was clear, calm and touched all the important points. Yeah me!

  4. #84
    pal is offline
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Long Island, N.Y.
    Yeah you is right!!!! Now that you've stood up for yourself, keep the ball rolling. It only hurts the first time.

  5. #85
    Super Member LivelyLady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Western MA
    Quote Originally Posted by gaevren
    Pull the ladies you DO like aside one by one and ask them for their phone numbers- say that due to a scheduling conflict you won't be able to make the Bees anymore but that you would love to keep in touch and possibly get together again.

    That way at the very least you don't lose them and you don't have to put up with the negativity anymore. And you could start your own small group if you wished.
    Very good advice :thumbup:

  6. #86
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Maine-ly Florida
    So glad that you were able to talk it all out. Hope things change or that you find a more up group to sew with.

Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 8 9

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.